Kyrgyzstan has reached considerable results in the reduction of statelessness, however, there are more steps to be done. PSA is devoted to birth certification which is an important aspect in the prevention of statelessness.
UNHCR in Kyrgyzstan with the State Registration Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic co-organized and held a third High-Level Steering Meeting on the Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness in Kyrgyzstan.
H.E. Ambassador Gudrun Maria Sräga of Germany and UNHCR Representative Mr. Johann Siffointe congratulated the beneficiaries of the DAFI scholarship. A host of Refugee-students participated in a contest to receive scholarships for higher education in Kyrgyzstan.
Bishkek, 24 October 2012 - Today the UN Refugee Agency in Kyrgyzstan (UNHCR) handed over technical assistance and capacity building equipment to the State Registration Service's Department of Registration of Acts of Civil Status. This assistance is aimed at supporting and strengthening the work of the Department in the issuance of documentation, ensuring that people are not left undocumented and thus prevented from becoming stateless.
UNHCR-funded school supplies and financial support were distributed by the Afghan Refugee Women Center "Dusti" to over one hundred refugee and asylum-seeker children residing in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Aidos Sagat, famous Kazakh musician and UNHCR Honorary Patron, started giving piano lessons to a refugee girl whom he believes is a prodigy. This is part of Aidos's intention to share his experience with and assist talented refugee children.
This exhibition will be opened in Almaty, on June 27, 2012. This exhibition will display more than 100 photo works made by refugees themselves.
Angelina Jolie's message: The UNHCR Special Envoy promotes a campaign of tolerance for World Refugee Day.
Today the State Registration Service (SRS) of the Kyrgyz Republic organized a ceremony to hand over passports of Kyrgyz citizenship to 23 former stateless persons in Alamedinsky district of Chui province.
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